HAPII

Human-centered,
Adaptive, and Personalized,
Information Interaction

About HAPII

The Human-centered, Adaptive, and Personalized Information Interaction Lab at Cal Poly Pomona researches novel solutions that aim to understand and support each individual user. We apply these techniques and solutions across a range of information access applications, including personalized web search, adaptive information visualization, and intelligent user interfaces.

Our research involves techniques and concepts from the fields of:

Human Computer Interaction

Information Retrieval & Visualization

Web & Data Science

Projects

Personalized Multilingual Information Access

Despite the unrelenting rise of global multilingualism (i.e. people being proficient in multiple languages), search and recommender systems typically tend to emphasize distinctions between languages. The goal of our research is to drive the design and development of novel personalized multilingual search and recommender systems that adapt the retrieval, composition, and presentation of multilingual information to each individual user's language abilities, preferences, and search context.

Personalized Search Interfaces

A key challenge for search systems lies in their ability to retrieve and present the right information in the right form for each individual user's needs, abilities, preferences, and context. In particular, a wide variety of content may be presented to each user for a given query (e.g. web results, news results, images, video, etc.), and search engines crucially need to decide what and how information should be presented. The goal of our research is to develop personalized algorithms and interfaces to provide tailored result pages for each individual user.

Personalized Information Visualization

Given the unprecedented amount of information now available to people, enterprises, and communities, it is becoming increasingly important to address the issue of information overload. In our research, we aim to understand how different groups of people interact and synthesize information using different visualizations, and to create more usable and personalized visualizations and visualization aids that are tailored to each individual user.

Lab Members

Lab Members

Christian Becerra
Christian Becerra
Graduate Student
Carla Castillo
Carla Castillo
Undergraduate Student
Patriz Daroy
Patriz Daroy
Undergraduate Student
Angela Gadon
Angela Gadon
Undergraduate Student
Alex Garcia
Alex Garcia
Graduate Student
Wilsen Kosasih
Wilsen Kosasih
Graduate Student
Jesus Leon
Jesus Leon
Graduate Student
Raymond Luc
Raymond Luc
Graduate Student
Kevin Scroggins
Kevin Scroggins
Undergraduate Student



Lab Members

Former Members

Wei Hsuan Chen
Wei Hsuan Chen
Undergraduate Student
Jinjing Lee
Jinjing Lee
Undergraduate Student
Chenjun Ling
Chenjun Ling
Graduate Student
Todd Nguyen
Todd Nguyen
Graduate Student
Dimitri Pierre-Louis
Dimitri Pierre-Louis
Undergraduate Student

Equipment

eyetracker

The HAPII lab uses state-of-the-art usability and user experience research equipment, including eye trackers and other physiological sensors. This enables us to perform detailed experiments and analyses of natural user behaviors and experiences.

Contact

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If you want to learn more about the HAPII lab, or if you are interested in research opportunities (undergraduate or graduate), please reach out to us!

  • Dep. of Computer Science, Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California, 91768
  •       bsteichen [at] cpp.edu
  •       (909) 869-3437
  •       8-44